Wes Anderson has directed the upcoming American anthology movie that is adapted from Roald Dahl’s same-named short story from the 1977 collection ‘The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More’.
The film is separated into four parts and narrates the most sinister and darkest tales of Roald Dahl.
Following is a list of other films based on Roald Dahl’s works that you must give a try if you have watched The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar.
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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)-
Mel Stuart directed this American musical fantasy movie that is the first adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1964 novel ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.
The plot takes a poor child Charlie Bucket to the chocolate factory of eccentric and brilliant chocolatier Willy Wonka after he finds the rare Golden Ticket that opens the gateway of an once in a lifetime opportunity visiting the chocolate factory.
Gene Wilder was cast in the film to portray Willy Wonka with Peter Ostrum starring as Charlie Bucket. The movie was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Orginal Score. It was released on June 30, 1971.
Danny DeVito directed this fantasy comedy movie that is adapted from Roald Dahl’s same-named 1988 novel.
The plot revolves around the child prodigy Matilda Wormwood who gains psychokinetic abilities and applies them to deal with her tyrannical school principal and her disreputable family.
American actress and writer Mara Wilson portrayed the titular character Matilda in the movie. It was released in the United States on August 2, 1996.
The BFG (2016)-
Steven Spielberg directed this fantasy adventure movie that is adapted from the same 1982 novel by Roald Dahl.
Melissa Mathison wrote the script of the movie that marked her final film before her death in 2015. The plot revolves around Sophie, a ten-year-old orphaned girl, and a benevolent giant, referred to as the “Big Friendly Giant”, who build a friendship and go to the Giant Country to stop man-eating giants from invading the human world.
Mark Rylance starred as the Big Friendly Giant and Ruby Barnhill played Sophie in the movie. It premiered at Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2016.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)-
Tim Burton directed this second adaptation of Roald Dahl’s same-named 1964 British novel which is also a musical fantasy movie. Johnny Depp was cast in the role of Willy Wonka in this adaptation with Freddie Highmore starring as Charlie Bucket as a child actor.
The plot follows Charlie winning the opportunity for a tour of the legendary chocolate factory of eccentric confectioner Willy Wonka after which another contest with an unexpected prize is waiting for him. The movie was released in the United States on July 15, 2005.
The Witches (1990)-
Nicolas Roeg directed this dark fantasy comedy horror movie that is adapted from Roald Dahl’s same-named 1983 book.
The plot revolves around a boy and his grandmother who must find some way to disrupt the plans of evil witches who masquerade as ordinary-looking women.
Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Rowan Atkinson, Jasen Fisher, Bill Paterson, Brenda Blethyn are cast members of the movie. It was released in the United States on May 25, 1990, and in the United Kingdom on 24 August that year.
Matilda the Musical (2022)-
Matthew Warchus directed this musical fantasy comedy-drama movie that is adapted from the same named stage musical of Tim Minchin and Kelly Minchin which was itself adapted from Roald Dahl’s 1988 novel ‘Matilda’ making it the second film adaptation of the novel.
The plot finds the mistreated and neglected Matilda Wormwood developing psychokinetic abilities to deal with the cruel and ruthless headmistress of Crunchem Hall School- Miss Trunchbull.
Alisha Weir portrayed Matilda in this adaptation with Emma Thompson starring as Miss Agatha Trunchbull. It premiered at the BFI London Film Festival on October 5, 2022.
The Witches (2020)-
Robert Zemeckis directed this supernatural comedy movie which is the second film adaptation of the same 1983 novel by Roald Dahl. Anne Hathaway portrayed the Grand High Witch in the movie.
Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, and Kristin Chenoweth are other cast members of the film. It was released in the United States on October 22, 2020.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)-
Ken Hughes directed this musical fantasy movie that is loosely adapted from Ian Fleming’s 1964 novel ‘Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car’.
The plot finds an inventor named Caractacus Potts (portrayed by Dick Van Dyke) getting teleported to a kingdom of evil Baron Bomburst after transforming an old Grand Prix car into a magic flying vehicle. It was released in the United States on December 18, 1968.
You Only Live Twice (1967)-
Lewis Gilbert directed this spy film which is the fifth installment of the James Bond series and stars Sean Connery as James Bond. This is the first Bond film under the direction of Lewis Gilbert.
Though this is not a Roald Dahl movie and is loosely based on the same novel by Ian Fleming, Dahl wrote the screenplay for it. The movie was released in the United States on June 13, 1967.
Four Rooms (1995)-
This anthology farce black comedy movie is loosely adapted from Roald Dahl’s adult short fiction writings.
Tim Roth was cast in the role of Ted, the main character of the frame story. It was released on December 25, 1995.